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95% of Monument Valley's Android installs were not paid for

95% of Monument Valley's Android installs were not paid for

Developer Ustwo has highlighted the piracy problem that continues to blight Android gaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2015 at 10:36AM in News
REMINDER: Only six days remain to take part in MCV and Develop's 2015 Salary Survey

REMINDER: Only six days remain to take part in MCV and Develop's 2015 Salary Survey

You have just under one week to fill in MCV and Develop's 2015 Salary Survey. 

on Jan 6th 2015 at 10:10AM in News
New Year, New Job: Kick start your career in the games industry

New Year, New Job: Kick start your career in the games industry

MCV is kicking off 2015 with a month of coverage on how to get a new job in the games industry, or climb further up the ladder. 

on Jan 6th 2015 at 10:01AM in News
PS4 was the UK's best-selling console in 2014

PS4 was the UK's best-selling console in 2014

Sony has added to its global PS4 sales info by confirming the console’s UK success in 2014.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2015 at 9:26AM in News

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Kickstarter reveals 2014 totals, nearly 2,000 games funded

Kickstarter reveals 2014 totals, nearly 2,000 games funded

Kickstarter has released its annual report for 2014, showing that nearly 2,000 games were successfully funded during the period.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 6th 2015 at 5:21AM in News
New Steam beta update adds framerate counter

New Steam beta update adds framerate counter

Valve has added an FPS counter to Steam's overlay, allowing users to check the framerate of their games without having to use third-party software such as FRAPS.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 6th 2015 at 4:58AM in News
PS4 sales surpass 18.5m units worldwide

PS4 sales surpass 18.5m units worldwide

PlayStation 4 has sold more than 18.5m consoles worldwide, Sony has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 6th 2015 at 4:37AM in News
Sequels and re-releases shape Christmas game trade-in charts

Sequels and re-releases shape Christmas game trade-in charts

Call of Duty: Ghosts and Grand Theft Auto V were the “most unwanted games” of Christmas this year according to one pre-owned specialist.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2015 at 4:13PM in News

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Devs handed even more Xbox One processing power, report claims

Devs handed even more Xbox One processing power, report claims

A further chunk of the Xbox One’s internal processing power has been handed over to developers, leaked information claims.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2015 at 3:45PM in News
US PlayStation Now streaming subscription prices revealed

US PlayStation Now streaming subscription prices revealed

A one-month subscription to Sony’s PS3 game streaming service will cost PS4 owners $19.99, it has been revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2015 at 3:03PM in News
Alien pair vanish from Steam

Alien pair vanish from Steam

Two of the more recent Alien games to be released on PC have been delisted from Valve’s Steam service.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2015 at 12:18PM in News
Devolver Digital wants to make a new Seaman

Devolver Digital wants to make a new Seaman

Sega curio Seaman could be in line for a resurrection from indie publisher Devolver Digital.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2015 at 11:17AM in News

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Call of Duty, GTA and FIFA retain UK retail top spots in first week of 2015

Call of Duty, GTA and FIFA retain UK retail top spots in first week of 2015

Three of 2014’s biggest games have held their UK retail podium positions as we kick off the New Year.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 5th 2015 at 10:21AM in News
Star Citizen has 'no final finish line like traditional retail games'

Star Citizen has 'no final finish line like traditional retail games'

Crowdfunding record-breaker Star Citizen represents a change not only to how games are funded but also how they are handled post-release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2015 at 10:02AM in News
Updated: Square Enix MMO trio fail to muster 1m subscribers

Updated: Square Enix MMO trio fail to muster 1m subscribers

Square Enix's latest financial report reveals the publisher has yet to reach a total of 1m paying subscribers across Final Fantasy XI, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and Dragon ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 5th 2015 at 2:44AM in News

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Steam surpasses 8.5m concurrent users

Steam surpasses 8.5m concurrent users

Concurrent users on Steam topped 8.5m earlier today, setting yet another record for the digital distributor.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 5th 2015 at 2:19AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: December 28 - January 3

Steam top ten sellers chart: December 28 - January 3

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is on top of Steam's best sellers chart for the second week running, finishing ahead of Arma 3 during the concluding week of the store's end of ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 5th 2015 at 1:58AM in News
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare ends 2014 on top of UK charts

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare ends 2014 on top of UK charts

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was the New Year No.1 in the latest GfK Chart-Track Top 40.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 2nd 2015 at 10:14AM in News
Microsoft readies $250 Halo 5 limited edition

Microsoft readies $250 Halo 5 limited edition

Halo 5: Guardians my not be coming out until the end of the year, but we already know what we can expect in terms of limited editions.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 2nd 2015 at 9:47AM in News
Sony compensates gamers for PSN downtime

Sony compensates gamers for PSN downtime

PlayStation owners are being compensated for the downtime suffered by PSN over Christmas.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 2nd 2015 at 9:36AM in News
Planetside 2 PS4 beta misses 2014 target window, now scheduled for this month

Planetside 2 PS4 beta misses 2014 target window, now scheduled for this month

Sony Online Entertainment has announced the Planetside 2 beta is now expected out by the middle of this month on PlayStation 4, confirming the early release will miss its previously ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 2nd 2015 at 8:34AM in News
Xbox Live founder announces departure from Microsoft

Xbox Live founder announces departure from Microsoft

Xbox Live manager and XNA framework developer Boyd Multerer has announced his exit from Microsoft.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 2nd 2015 at 8:22AM in News
Steam posts new concurrent user record to close out 2014

Steam posts new concurrent user record to close out 2014

Steam users came out in droves during the holiday break, with Valve's digital distribution service scoring a new record in total concurrent users over the past weekend.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 2nd 2015 at 8:06AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: December 21-27

Steam top ten sellers chart: December 21-27

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has emerged the victor in Steam's best sellers chart for the last full week of 2014, beating out Far Cry 4 for the top spot during the ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 2nd 2015 at 7:50AM in News